Coffee 1/30/2014

Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:10 pm

beemerboy wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:I feel bad for whining about aches and pains now, you're dealing with a lot more.
Everyone has that right. Although your (every one is included) aches and pains may seem to pale in comparison to what I'm going through really does not minimize you are going through.

I am dealing with this in my own way and that includes posting here, on the popup portal and my website. I also have friends and family in the area that are doing things for me as you read this for which I'll forever be grateful. If I complain about something I'm always trying to keep in mind that I can at least complain, if you know what I mean.


Thank you.
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:22 am

freetown fred wrote:Stopped down to the tile job & the home owner had actually cleaned up the foyer--amazing how nice something can look when it's finished properly:) Now he wants me to do his base trim--I'm in!


Damn fine Job there Fred!! Keep up the good works buddy!!
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:38 am

Yeah nice tiling work there Fred! I don't have the patience for that stuff ... as you probably guessed ... :lol:

Wow looks like I hit a high-mileage milestone on the forum here! I need to spend more time in the barn ... :| toothy



While I was installing a water pump in my buddy's '95 Vulva ..errrrr .... VOLVO .... the other day, I went into the Marquis to see what brand waterpump I had installed in it back in '07. I open the door .... and no light! WTF ... brand new alternator & battery last year. Check the battery - 4.93 volts. DAMMIT!! Never a dull moment, I say!! So I get the jump box fired up and let her charge for a bit - looks like I should be able to save it. Who knows how long it's been discharged like that! But anyway, I look inside and notice that the "CHARGE" light on the dash is on ... with NO KEY in the ignition!! That tells me that Autozone alternators SUCK! Diode must've took a crap over the winter - the car hasn't been run since right before Turkey day. It's got a warranty, but I might just try to get my cash back and buy one from Ford, or maybe save a few an get one at NAPA - they seem to have better quality parts over there than the Autozone or Advance chain stores do. Red Chinese crap ... :mad:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:26 pm

Smitty: we used to call 'em Oovluv's. OVLOV That's what Volvo spells when it comes into the shop backwards on the back of a wrecker. [back in the days before flatbed trucks]

Greg L
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:30 pm

:funny: Nice Greg! :D

I will say though, I'm impressed with that 950, being a lifelong GM owner. That Volvo sure don't rust like GM's do (would never buy a new one though - just ask Rick why). Even has it's original brake lines! No bubbles or rot ANYWHERE on the undercarriage or body. It's amazing. It's easy to work on and gets like 27 mpg on the highway. I might seriously consider buying it off him if he sells it, and keep the Blazer for a SHTF vehicle, since it's electronics free. ;)
SMITTY
 
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:24 pm

Wish our towns napa had decent prices! 115 for an atv battery, drove to Hughesville and paid 65 at the dealer. Our napa takes advantages of the locals, they got us where they want us. No other parts store around for miles. 35 bucks for wiper blades makes me wanna puke.
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:26 pm

I hope that $35.00 includes the motor and labor to install! Yikes!
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:58 pm

We got the same NAPA problem here A. Marathon (15 minutes away) is always a LOT higher then going into Cortland NAPA--(45 minutes away):(
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:08 pm

freetown fred wrote:We got the same NAPA problem here A. Marathon (15 minutes away) is always a LOT higher then going into Cortland NAPA--(45 minutes away):(


Yup, seen that just north of here too.

Cazenovia NAPA is much higher than the NAPA just 10 miles down the same road in Morrisville. Champion W18 spark plug for a mid 1920's motor, $10.00 each in Caz. $7.00 for the exact same plug in Morrisville.

I'm lucky in that I'm near one of the inexpensive ones.

Paul
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Re: Coffee 1/30/2014

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:18 pm

Carbon12 wrote:I hope that $35.00 includes the motor and labor to install! Yikes!


Ha! Not these days.

At that price, hopefully they are the good ones though !

I paid over $50.00 for the two front wipers at my Ford dealership. But, that was three years ago and they are excellent quality. Even after three winters of driving with salt and sand, they still don't show any streaks in the rain. By now, I would have spent way more than that on the two to three pairs of the cheaper brand wipers that I would wear out each year.

Paul
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